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Kilkenny Road, Carlow R93 N207 Ireland
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The 4 Star Woodford Dolmen Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Carlow, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage while staying at Woodford Dolmen Hotel. In addition, Woodford Dolmen Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Carlow trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. While in Carlow, you may want to check out many of great attractions and activities including, Visual, Carlow Garden Trail, OakPark and the Barrow Way walks along with the likes of the chocolate Garden and Rathwood for fun kids activities. Enjoy your stay in Carlow!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Portuguese
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stj463 wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had yet another pleasant stay at the Woodford Dolmen in Carlow, friendly and helpfull staff, clean environment, lovely bar/restaurant, wellworth a stay, I can recommend to include breakfast in your stay,
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi stj463 Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I was delighted to read your review this morning, Thank you for the lovely feedback and I look forward to welcoming you back into the hotel again soon, Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager.
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Robert F wrote a review Nov 2022
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Well actually it was several couples so I guess it was family - but without teens. We held the celebration there for my grandson's christening, so had a meal but didn't stay in the hotel. The meal was great! all guests, whatever their choice from the menu, were very happy with what they got. Choice, quality, quantity and service were all spot on. The waiting staff had perfected the knack of being attentive but not intrusive, and once we were in the bar the bar staff too were excellent. I'm pretty sure I'll be going back in the not too distant future.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi U6181SQrobertf, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel restaurant. I was delighted to read your review and thank you for the lovely words. Our staff will always try and go above and beyond to cater to all the needs of our guests in our hotel and restaurant so I was delighted to read about the incredible service you received here for your grandson's christening. Thank you for the review and I look forward to welcoming you back into our hotel again soon, Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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rachael503 wrote a review Nov 2022
Asheville, North Carolina3 contributions
A great stay - helpful staff and a lovely location and building. I was lucky enough to stay in a suite and it was fabulous. Quiet, luxurious, jacuzzi tub and a very comfortable bed. I would definitely stay again.
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Rachael1503, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I was delighted to see you had a great stay and enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us and gave us a 5-star rating. Thank you for your stay and I hope I can welcome you back to stay with us again soon. Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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thomasjcooling wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
have stayed here many times, always a friendly welcome and pleasent staff, beautiful location beside the river and close to the town,a great place for a quite vacation lots of places to see and gardens to visit if this is your thing , recommend a visit to rathwood ,
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Thomas, Thank you for the lovely review, We have an excellent team working with us in the hotel who always go above and beyond for our guests and we are very lucky to have them. I was delighted to read you have stayed with us many times and I hope that I can welcome you back to stay with us again in the near future Thank you for your stay with us Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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markpiper72 wrote a review Nov 2022
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The hotel is lovely, rooms are well appointed and very clean. Food is excellent. The staff were amazing and very friendly. The receptionist Ciara was extremely helpful, kind and found somewhere for me store some oversize equipment during my stay. I hope to stay there again!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Markpiper72, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I was delighted to see you had a great stay with us and gave us a 5-star rating. We are very lucky to have a brilliant team of staff working with us in the hotel that will always go above and beyond for our guests and Ciara is no exception to that, She will be delighted when I show her your review. Thank you for your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. Thanks Colin Duggan - General Manager
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alicequinn40 wrote a review Nov 2022
Rhode, Ireland1 contribution
The hotel is around 4 minutes driving from Catlow town. Its clean, tyde and have plenty of parking space. Food is gorgeous, staff super friendly and nice environment. My bedroom was really nice and warm.
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Alicequinn40, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, It was lovely to see you enjoyed everything about your stay with us from the gorgeous food in our bistro to your comfy warm bedroom. Thank you for your stay and I hope I can welcome you back to stay with us again soon Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Margaret D wrote a review Nov 2022
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All good as usual, friendly staff if you need anything. Excellent food/service, the dining room staff are all young, probably students but so good at their job. Lovely function room with large dancefloor.Will be going again,
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Margaret D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I was delighted to read your review this morning, We do have a lovely mix of people working with us in the hotel from students to people working with us for over 20 years! All of our staff will always try their best to cater to every need of our guests, and we appreciate their continued work ethic. Thank you for your review and I look forward to having you stay with us again Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Claire D wrote a review Nov 2022
Costa del Sol, Spain
Had dinner here last night there were 4 of us the food was outstanding but it was the staff that made the best impression, the hotel was very busy a wedding and Derek Ryan was in concert too but the staff were outstanding so friendly and welcoming so top marks for the food and the staff
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Y4324KMclaired, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review, I was delighted to see you had an amazing experience dining with us recently and found our food was outstanding. We are lucky to have a team of hardworking staff who will always go above and beyond for our guests. Thank you for dining with us and I hope I can welcome you back to dine with us again soon, Regards Colin Duggan - General Manager
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Joy D wrote a review Oct 2022
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Great weekend from start to finish, staff very friendly and helpful, great hotel will definitely go back, restaurant was very busy on the Saturday night but the staff made sure everyone had an enjoyable experience, will be recommending this hotel to friends and family
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Roving46023887245 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Nice hotel, freindly and helpfull staff, pittoresque interiour. Overall a nice stay. Carefull - not close to public transport and outside of town Carlow; also, my room was quite far off - and to get to it it felt a bit like hiking through he long and winding corridors - so, if you are not well on foot, make sure you ask for a room close to the lobby/restaurant. For vegans/vegetarians the menu in the restaurant is very limited (except breakfast, with a lavish buffet also containing lots of fruit and non-meat items). There are no alternative eating places in walking distance (many in town, though). For omnivore breakfast lovers - great! In my room the housekeeping was not smashing and the eco-friendly towel-change policy was not adhered to at all.
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US$95 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Delta Sensory Gardens (4.1 km), Brownshill Dolmen (5.4 km), and Carlow County Museum (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mimosa Wine & Tapas Bar, Teach Dolmain Pub & Restaurant, and Caffe 500.
Are any cleaning services offered at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Woodford Dolmen Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Woodford Dolmen Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milford Mills (3.7 km).
Is Woodford Dolmen Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.